NM_002693.2(POLG):c.1613A>C (p.Glu538Ala) AND not provided

Clinical significance:Uncertain significance (Last evaluated: Dec 11, 2018)

Review status:1 star out of maximum of 4 stars

criteria provided, single submitter

Based on:
1 submission [Details]
Record status:

Allele description [Variation Report for NM_002693.2(POLG):c.1613A>C (p.Glu538Ala)]

NM_002693.2(POLG):c.1613A>C (p.Glu538Ala)

POLG:DNA polymerase gamma, catalytic subunit [Gene - OMIM - HGNC]
Variant type:
single nucleotide variant
Cytogenetic location:
Genomic location:
Preferred name:
NM_002693.2(POLG):c.1613A>C (p.Glu538Ala)
  • NC_000015.10:g.89326711T>G
  • NG_008218.2:g.13085A>C
  • NM_002693.2:c.1613A>C
  • NP_002684.1:p.Glu538Ala
  • LRG_765t1:c.1613A>C
  • LRG_765:g.13085A>C
  • LRG_765p1:p.Glu538Ala
  • NC_000015.9:g.89869942T>G
Protein change:
dbSNP: rs767216577
NCBI 1000 Genomes Browser:
Molecular consequence:
  • NM_002693.2:c.1613A>C - missense variant - [Sequence Ontology: SO:0001583]


MedGen: CN517202

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Assertion and evidence details

Submission AccessionSubmitterReview Status
(Assertion method)
Clinical Significance
(Last evaluated)
SCV000589689GeneDxcriteria provided, single submitter
Uncertain significance
(Dec 11, 2018)
germlineclinical testing

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Summary from all submissions

EthnicityOriginAffectedIndividualsFamiliesChromosomes testedNumber TestedFamily historyMethod
not providedgermlineyesnot providednot providednot providednot providednot providedclinical testing

Details of each submission

From GeneDx, SCV000589689.3

#EthnicityIndividualsChromosomes TestedFamily HistoryMethodCitations
1not providednot providednot providednot providedclinical testingnot provided


A variant of uncertain significance has been identified in the POLG gene. The E538A variant has not been published as a pathogenic variant, nor has it been reported as a benign variant to our knowledge. The E538A variant is observed in 11/11574 (0.1%) alleles from individuals of Latino background undergoing testing at GeneDx (Lek et al., 2016; 1000 Genomes Consortium et al., 2015; Exome Variant Server). The E538A variant is a non-conservative amino acid substitution, which is likely to impact secondary protein structure as these residues differ in polarity, charge, size and/or other properties. This substitution occurs at a position that is conserved in mammals. However, in silico analysis is inconsistent in its predictions as to whether or not the variant is damaging to the protein structure/function. Therefore, based on the currently available information, it is unclear whether this variant is a pathogenic variant or a rare benign variant.

OriginAffectedNumber testedTissuePurposeMethodIndividualsAllele frequencyFamiliesCo-occurrences
1germlineyesnot providednot providednot providednot providednot providednot providednot provided

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019

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